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Consistency= building a routine.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well, even after all I wrote, I wasn't very good about DOING what I said. it's honestly scary to get down because it's such a struggle to get back up. but it's a great workout, for sure, and I'm still working on myself to make it daily. yesterday I got down and back up. today I got down, then did about 12 cat stretches, then twenty each of rear leg lifts. even though I didn't raise my arms too, I can sure feel it in my arms and shoulders so I think I did enough... for this time. maybe next week I'll be doing the arm lifts as well. or maybe next month.

the real exercise was boosting my butt off the ground. I think the only reason I accomplished it at all was that the alternative was to stay there for ever. I guess that's the way a baby motivates himself too, isn't it?
There I was, elbows on a chair, with my right knee up and rocking and straining to get my left leg straight so I could get up. I was so desperate that I began to think I might not make it. Only reason I did it is, I'm NOT calling 911 to get up from the floor. LOL

Two days in a row is a good start, but it's not consistency. still working on that. it's a character trait I've never had so a good one to work on. Well, there's a lot of character traits I've never had, but one thing at a time. LOL

One think I keep noticing is that when I'm consistent with the Low carb, I have more motivation to do something in the way of exercising. when I slip up, I really don't care if I exercise. I know the carbs sap my strength, but I think it's mental energy as well as physical energy that gets lower when I'm eating the carbs.

And I'm scared to make the commitment to keep the carbs low cause I'm such a greedy pig when it comes to sweets. Some times I'll obsess over cupcake icing for days. Wish I could break that without actually EATING it.

Well, this is rambling and disconnected, but it's definitely enough for one day. hope you as readers have a good day. it's crisp and cool here, with sunshine, so it's a good day to get down and do some cat stretches. or try them on the bed, which is even harder cause it soft, but easier to get up from. LOL
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    Hi Kitty: I am having problems with consistancy myself. I let myself go because of depression. Started to get my pain back in the right knee, so started some yoga poses, and can feel a difference of healing. They say it takes 21 days of continue performance to make it a habit so I'm working on one day at a time to hit that 21. Take care and keep at it. Let's get fit for the Master!!
    2494 days ago
    Hi Kitty I am having a busy summer with the grandkids at the house. I am actually trying to Spark but guess I am too busy to stay with it all. HUGS Pat in Maine, I will catch up later, i do read HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2501 days ago
    Consistency is the key. One day at a time, sometimes an hour at a time and sometimes one minute at a time.
    2505 days ago
    GOod for you Kitty!. Do not get overwhelmed. Remember each day we all start again and again hang in there hugs
    2505 days ago
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    Mom, I'm really proud of you for trying to be consistent! I think that is the key, even if it is something "small" in our minds, creating a healthy habit is a powerful asset that can be expanded upon. XO
    2505 days ago
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